vinculum

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vinculum (bond, link), from vinciō (bind, fetter, tie) + -ulum.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪŋ.kjə.ləm/

NounEdit

vinculum (plural vincula or vinculums)

  1. A bond or link signifying union.
  2. (arithmetic, obsolete) Any symbol used to group some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation should be done before other parts.
  3. (arithmetic) A horizontal line over the top of some of the terms in an expression, indicating that that part of the calculation is to be done before other parts.
  4. (Australia, arithmetic) Specifically, the horizontal line between the numerator and denominator in a fraction.
  5. (anatomy) A ligament that limits the movement of an organ or part.

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EtymologyEdit

From vinciō (bind, fetter, tie) +‎ -ulum.

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NounEdit

vinculum n (genitive vinculī); second declension

  1. Any instrument whereby anything is bound or tied up; bond, band, fetter, chain, cord, tie, link.

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vinculum vincula
genitive vinculī vinculōrum
dative vinculō vinculīs
accusative vinculum vincula
ablative vinculō vinculīs
vocative vinculum vincula

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Last modified on 16 November 2013, at 01:21